In our last installment of the ongoing Creeping on Wildlife series, I tried to solve the mystery of what animal has been living in the barn. Over the past few months, I trained the trail cameras on the barn to solve the mystery and it turns out that I was asking the wrong question. I should have been asking which animals have been living. Between the different footprints, photos and videos, I’ve counted 11 different species of mammal wandering around the barn.
According to the camera footage, I’ve now seen beavers, a bobcat and a fox all hanging out near the barn. While not as epic as the moose, I’m excited to see this much wildlife this close to the barn. It speaks to the health and biodiversity of the nearby forest.